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? are they sounded by press in the same way they are in great britain? >> well, they're not hounded in their private time, but there are a lot of camera clicks as they go around their daily business. the photographers here are as numerous as the journalists. actually kate said last night at the media reception it was a refreshing change to be walking around and having a chat without having lots of flash bulbs going off in her face. that's par for the course. she knows for these ten days she is very much public property and the press wants her every second of the tour. >> people just can't seem to get enough of them. thank you so much. as you said, happy independence day. i didn't know whether to say that the you. >> now, that's fine. re when in rome. >>> if you want to relive the royal wednesdaying, we have the entire event. for details go to our website today.com. (crickets chirping) [female announcer] looks like everybody's at our biggest sale of the year: the petsmart power sale. save big on thousands of items. and save $3 on all iams® dog food. only at petsmart. this 4th of july, celebrate the
wedding in britain? the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what will probably be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know tha
to have you with us. >> i'm chris wragge. there's been another development in britain's phone hacking scandal. a new arrest a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor republican from virginia repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a
, well people under him certainly should have known. when rebekah brooks, his right-hand woman in britain, who gave me my job, she was feature editor and i was looking at the same books we both had. we were spending $4,000 pounds a week on you know, private investigators. doing these kind of practices. it's just extraordinary if she was the department boss who then moved up to to be editor. how could you not notice an expense of over 100,000 a year on this kind of thing and not even ask what it's for. her position is ludicrous. even worse than that, for her to turn round and initially andy could youson turn around and say we didn't know about it, it was a rogue reporter acting on his own and now five reporters have been arrested, i've been invited into scotland yard to be arrested three times and they were still saying, we didn't know. it was just the reporters acting on their own. >> rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks have agreed to testify tuesday at a hearing on the scandal. stay tuned to cnn. >>> a government plan that actually worked? how do you shutdown one of the n
station 50,000 soldiers in germany and 9,000 in britain troops all over the world. let those countries pay for their own defense. we would still spend more than twice what china spends or the next largest military. so, we are now $235 billion in surplus. hoorah. and i left out some of the details tonight. our full cuts are available for you you to check out at john stossel .com. now, some of these cuts might seem painful but what really is pain in this case in the mid 1990s canada made sim allbeit cuts and prospered. they now have less unmany ployment and a stronger dollar than we do. pain brings gain for people. and actually, america does not even need to cut to the point of surplus if we just reduce the deficit and slow the growth of government to maybe 1% a year we can grow our way out of this mess. but we have to cut now or we will end up like greece. so let's cut now instead of increasing debt ceiling so we can borrow more. that is my solution to the budget mess. thank you you for watching. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. service was very moving, wasn't it? yes, it was.
. he'll make no attempt to acquire another big media company in britain, but he is now in the running to be america's next top target of an investigation. >>> time for tonight's rewrite. as president obama continues to run rings around republicans, he got an important assist today from senate majority leader harry reid. the president has gotten republicans to abandon all hope of getting a massive spending cut package by insisting it include a much smaller package of tax revenue increases. not tax rate increases, the president's demand is simply that republicans support closing agree -- tax loop holes, get away with murder, legal tax murder, but the republicans consider closing loop holes, even the ones being stretched far beyond their intended scope to be exactly the same thing as raising income tax rates, which, of course, to any sane mind, it isn't. today in the senate, harry reid made income tax rates the issue, specifically one rate, just the top income tax rate, and why there should be a new top income tax bracket for people with incomes over a million dollars. reid brought this
rocks britain. brings down a decade's old tabloid. now it is hitting home. congress is calling for a big investigation that story is next. my doctor's again ordered me to take aspirin. and i do. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ mike ] listen to the doctor. take it seriously. we made a miracle. and we got onesies! sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? you know that comes with a private island. really? no. it comes with a hat. you see, airline credit cards promise flights for 25,00miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for ,000 miles. frustrating, isn't it? but that won't happen with the capital one venture card. you can book any airline anytime. hey, i just said that. after all, isn't traveling hard enough? ow. [ male announcer ] to get the flights you want, sign up for a venture card at capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? uh, it's okay. i've played a pilot before. >> greta: a massive phone hacking scan
. until recently, the top sunday paper in britain. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe in. and that the company believes in. >> at issue, long-running phone hacking scandal in which the victims had been largely celebrities, but there was outrage when allegations merged that the paper hacked phones of school girl who had been abducted and ultimately killed. victim of the terror attack on london transport which happened six years ago today. prime minister david cameron, the former press secretary, former news of the world editor caught in the hacking scandal called for an injury. >> what this government is doing is making sure that the fact of the public and i feel so appalled by what has happened. murder victims, terrorist victims. who had their phone tapped is disgraceful. that is why it's important there is a full police investigation with all the powers that they need. >> reporter: there are also allegations that news of the world paid police for information. >> n
at the pentagon, thank you. >>> a libyan opposition official in britain says any proposal aimed at allowing muammar qaddafi to day this libya after stepping down is unworkable. hundreds of libyan rebels have launched an offensive against government forces in the west. a rebel spokesman says she seized two towns and advanced on others. and late today we learned the head of the libyan rebels armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen, according to a rebel official. >>> back here at home, the obama administration has been negotiating with environmentalists and automakers on an enormous increase in fuel efficiency standards. the president plans to make an announcement friday. chief washington correspondent jim angle reports on the negotiations that have led to it. >> president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards, aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012, but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to
. they postponed to give president obama limited authority against libya. britain's defense secretary says rebel forces to enter any time soon. it is a drawn out intervention there. heavy fighting was reported monday and today near the opposition strong hold. 11 people were killed. at least four of the troops killed. the man in charge of the u.s. war effort is on his way out. dominique has the story. >> it was both a reintroduction and a farewell with wand raised at the hand administering general petraeus has spent 8 of the past 11 years on the battlefield but he leaves afghanistan to become the cia's director. some 235 of the servicemen leaf here today but the united states will need more veterans to recommit themselves to the mission because of the pending drawdown there's a tough battle ahead in afghanistan. general told me the united states achieved what he originally came here to do go after al qaeda ander r eradicat terrorism. >> the tal began allowed al qaeda on soil when it ran the country. it is a high likelihood it would happen again. >> they held a more hawkish opinion the so-called g
more than britain and china and france and russia combined. and at this point, osama bin laden is dead. so even the military recognizes that we are overspending in defense, but in some ways it is easier for the republicans to cut military spending, because the democrats are terrified of looking weak on national security, and then the real constraints of how much to cut without hurting or national security. and some reports say we could save up to $10 trillion in the next ten years, and heather h e holbert served on the panel, and is joining us here now. how can we cut the deficit by over $700 billion? >> well, the biggest drivers have nothing to do with the wars. they are going to be familiar, health care and personnel costs. so the first question is, are we willing to ask the military to go through the same modernizations that us in the civilian economy have been going through in several years. we have an addiction in both parties. the democrats don't want to look weak on defense, and republicans like to look strong on defense for policies that are looking smart to defense. we have a
call with space junk. >>> britain's "news of the world" tabloid, it's ka put, done, thank you and good-bye, after it was brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, but the story goes on. the deputy minister will meet with the family of millie dow ler. she was the teen girl who was murdered. people working for the paper allegedly hacked her voice mail after she disappears. de-leath the messages after listening to them, giving mill let's family and friends impressions that she was still alive. they were very upset with the paper's self-congratulatory final issue. here's what the editor had to say on the last day. >> it's a really difficult day. it was a wonderful newspaper. >> now, there are ak sayings that the newspaper also bribed police officers and hacked the phone messages of terrorist victims. >>> the ntsb says lit take a long time to explore the plane wreckage. a couple and five of their children were killed. the father apparently got within two miles of a runway. >> if and when you're on facebook, do not click on a link that promises leaked video of casey anthony confessing to a la
was one of the most creative musicians to come auto of great britain in a long time. all right, zain, we'll continue to follow that and other stories. i'll take to you later on. >>> pay one price, jet set all you like. jetblue is rolling out all new travel packages but they're a little more targeted than the older version. they're tailored to businesspeople flying auto of boston and long beach. there are three version ares depending on where you're copping from and where you want to go. it costs 1,300 bucks. if you travel lot to the west coast, check it out. >>> don't steal the hotel towel, by the way. it might be tagged with a small microchip. they're sewing their chips in the linens for you people who steal the hotel linens. up to 20% of hotel lis linens seem to be go missing. you sticky-fingered guests. apparently you're not the biggest concern, by the way snit's outside laundry services that are responsible for that. so you're off the hook. >>> tequila and driving, not a good combo but we could soon be topping off our gas tanks with a tequila by product. behold the agave plant. they
a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day. crowds of people rushing to the stage hoping to catch a glimpse of william and kate when they get here. they are charmed english speaking canada. the challenge ahead of them is french canada. something tells me they have been practicing their french overnight. back to you in the studio. >> i have no doubt they are going to pull it off. we have developing news we have been following. former imf chief dominic strauss-kahn, there's credibility problems with the maid who accused him of rape. what are you learning jonathan? >> the court hearing is going to get under way in an hour. it's our understanding dominic strauss-kahn's bail is going to be reduced considerably. we are told that prosecutors have agreed to go along with much of what the defense is asking. we don't know if they are going to give the defense everything they are asking. expect the ankle bracelet to go and that huge dollar amount t
sky television in britain which is controlled by news corp, so those two entities are very important to have the image of impartiality and so far they've done well on that. >> rupert murdoch has given one exclusive international at this point to his own paper "wall street journal." does he need to expand that, does he need to go to someone that's seen as a more impartial paper to tell his story to get this out of the way for him in. >> you're almost asking me to be a crisis consultant and mon what rupert murdoch needs to do but clearly giving an international to "wall street journal" is the safest thing he could do at this point and i don't think people took it as seriously as they might have say if he had gone to "new york times" or "the guardian" which has done excellent coverage in britain. >> he goes to british parliament on tuesday. will he be contrite? what tone will he set? >> yes, this is his contrition tour so he will be contrite, responsive as possible, given his legal exposure, and it will be a whole new rupert murdoch, one that we haven't seen ever, because he's trying to
allegations in the phone hacking scandal in britain. tabloid reporters are accused of targeting the royal flame and a former prime minister and there are questions about why a more thorough investigation was not done. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london with more for us today. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, chris. well, specifically britain wants to know why the first investigation into the news of the world hacking was shut down after just two people were arrested. which now appears to have been just the tip of the iceberg. senior police officers are being grilled this morning by a government committee. in the hot seat the deputy head of london's police force, john yates, who in 2009 refused to reopen an investigation into the news of the world. a decision he now admits was wrong. >> i would have made different decisions. >> reporter: yesterday "the guardian" newspaper reported there was evidence "the news of the world" had tried to buy a confidential list of the royal familiar lip's phone numbers from some of the police officers detailed to protect them. and
or counting calories based off of your blood type. interesting stuff. >> also have details on britain's second royal wedding in the last few weeks taking place this morning. i didn't know that until this morning in the second royal wedding. did you? >> second round listen i'm always on it. everything london it consumes me. we've also been consumed on a more serious note by a week of very good news for amanda knox and her family. knox in seattle is serving 26 years in italian prison for murder. she believes she is one step closer to murder. dna experts say crucial pieces of evidence were mishandled. this morning prosecutors get a chance to poke holes in testimony. nick piza correspondent for "the daily news" in london is in perugia, italy. good morning to you. >> reporter: a bit of a slow start because the prosecutors in the defense were arguing over the best way how to take hold of the independent report from the two experts we heard earlier this week. amanda knox is in court again as the 24-year-old american continues to appeal her conviction for murder. today is the prosecution's turn to exa
in britain. >> i think she looks fine. >>> have you ever gained weight on vacation? eight pounds in two weeks. yeah. look at that. i eat stuff like this. on vacation i have no rules. number one worst vacation spot for your waistline coming up next. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the jetta, awarded a top safety pick by the iihs. that's the power of german engineering. hurry in and lease the jetta s for just $179 a month. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. >>> good news, bad news for the staff of rupert murdoch's newspaper. they have new jobs in siberia. 200 positions are av
are a modern royal couple hoping to live as normal a life as they can. bringing a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> i do believe that the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day here. people are already turning out for the festivities and of course with the hope of catching a glimpse of william and kate. they may have already charmed english-speaking canada, but their next and more significant challenge will be french canada. >> sounds like you better brush up on your french, ben fogle. [ speaking french ]. >> we'll make due. good luck to you. by the way, if you want to relive the royal wedding, nbc news has put together a dvd of the event. the ceremony procession, the balcony kiss. for more on this, go to our website, today.com. >>> we will talk about why the defense rested in the casey anthony trial without calling her to testify and what it was like to live in the anthony family home. we'll talk exclusive to casey's one-time bodyguard. >>> but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>
is not that high compared to places like britain, for example, and they should be doing this now, that is how actually to deal with cutting spending but raising taxes, that is how you get out of this mess. do you agree with that? >> it's true. it's absolutely true. and i think you have to look at what's on the table now. what we have is not what the president has proposed, which is a balanced approach. it's an approach where the democrats are giving and the republicans are not. the deal on the table from harry reid, the democratic leader of the united states senate, includes no new revenues. the democrats are the ones who have come to the table and said listen, we are willing to compromise. the republicans, because speaker boehner has the tea party that he has to deal with, he has to control his own caucus, can't come to the table and say okay, we'll take some new revenues. >> kai ryssdale, fascinating conversation. please come back and talk to me again. it's going to be a huge story as it unfolds toward august 2nd. >> pleasure. >> the front man of maroon 5 adam levine. he going to do somethi
britain. the phone hacking scandal there has now claimed one business casualty. rupert murdoch's news corporation has dropped its multibillion dollar bid to gain full control of british sky broadcasting group. lawmakers were hours way from voting in parliament to force murdoch's hand in that. it's unclear if the vote will go on in. a statement deputy chair chase carrie said we believe that the proposed acquisition would benefit both companies, but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. we have the latest from london. that was a big concern for rupert murdoch. what happens now? >> well, it's going to be difficult for them. and really the interesting thing about that statement is the acknowledgement that it was the climate. this vote that was going to happen today was symbolic in nature. it was really going to be a slp on the wrist. it wasn't legally binding. what it was was a demonstration that there is little to no political support for rupert murdoch in this country because there is so much anger at news corporation and news international that owns
creating more than 150, human animal embryos in great britain. they're mixing human sperm, nuclei and cells with human eggs and embryos. all perfectly legal. they're searching ways to find cells. a group of scientists is demanding new rules to prevent planet of the apes experiments. for now the research has stopped because the money has run out. what's up, smart? oh, just booked a summer vaycay. ooo. sounds pricey? nah, with the hotels.com summer sale, you can find awesome deals for places nearby. interesting... wow, i'm blown away. you look great. hotels.com summer sale, save up to 30%. and get a free kindle. hotels.com. be smart. book smart. >>> "newsweek" magazine has the first interview with the maid who accused dominique strauss-kahn of assault. the tearful woman swears she's telling the truth and says she wants the ex-imf chief to go to prison. new york prosecutors may drop the case against strauss-kahn following questions about the woman's credibility. >>> two americans are among 38 people confirmed dead in a crash of two high speed trains in eastern china. that accident happened whe
government and private enterprise. >> unlike in britain where you have the class system, depending where you went to school and what your parents did and who you were bred into, that is often how you get on in life. in america, i spent four or five years immersing myself in this culture. class system is based on hard work, success and achievement. not surprising to me the people governing the country pander to that by this rhetoric everything has to make a profit. that's the way you have a yardstick of success here, isn't it? >> if you're talking about social mobility, that is always defined as the american dream. the ability of one generation to do better than the generation that spawned them. that was something always quintessentially american. we're tenth in the american dream right now, tenth in social mobility compared to other countries around the world which is like sweden coming in 10th in swedish meatballs. it's inter-u.s. u.s. just a shame. >> and donald trump, i know your views on the presidency campaign were strident. i like him. when he was lashing into china, i thought he misse
of the investigations that are now ongoing. this has been an extraordinary story in great britain with implications for a worldwide media empire. >> 168 years coming to an end. breaking news with mike taibbi. thank you so much. >>> mixed reviews for president obama's first-ever twitter town hall. during yesterday's hour-long event, the president took about 17 questions from users all over the country. most were about jobs and the budget, including this one from house speaker john boehner. boehner asking quote, after embarking on a record spending binge that's left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs? >> obviously, john's the speaker of the house. he's a republican and so this is a slightly skewed question. but what he's right about is that we have not seen fast enough job growth relative to the need. we haven't gotten the kind of cooperation that i'd like to see on some of those ideas and initiatives but i'm just going to keep on trying and eventually, i'm sure the speaker will see the light. >> kim is business editor of the times-picayune in new orleans. she was part of the team that picked the
. yesterday britain's prime minister said it wasn't just foot dragging by the police. >> the truth is, to coin a phrase, we've all been in this together, the press, the politicians and leaders of all the passes, yes, including me. >> reporter: while "the news of the world" will print its last edition tomorrow, the fallout from this affair has just begun. on the business side, a multibillion-dollar takeover bid by the murdoch family of a huge satellite television operation here in britain has already been delayed and it could be in serious trouble. russ? >> elizabeth palmer in london, thank you. >>> and joining us from london is steve eulitz and mark lewis, lawyer for the family of 13-year-old milly dowler whose phone was hacked after her murder, the incident that ignited the scandal. nothing is going to bring back their little girl but is the dowler family getting any satisfaction by the fact that "news of the world" is closing? >> there's no really satisfaction. it was cruelty upon cruelty that the announcement of "news of the world" was ceasing without them being warned about this, they tend
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a letter to the a.t.f. demanding answers. >> a top executive quick at news international in britain, the the dow jones chief executive resigned hours after the chief announced her recognition and the c.e.o. murdoch has apologiesed for wrongdoing in a full page ad running in british papers this week. news international is owned by the parent company of fox news. >> after seven years of marriage, j lo' and marc anthony call it quits saying "we have decided to end our marriage. this was a difficult decision and painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy." the two recently performed a steamy routine at the "american idol," finale in may. they are parents to three-year-old twins. >>dave: if this doesn't shatter your faith in the institution of marriage, i don't know what will. her third marriage, right? i am devastated. j lo' is back on the market. >>dave: and she looks boater than ever, my friends. rick: just saying ... look at the weather. a big story this weekend and this week that will affect so many people. it is the heat. and the heat index across th
scandal in britain appears to be getting worse by the day. telephone numbers of families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan have been found in the files of an investigator working for the "news of the world." on today's anniversary of the terror attack on london's transit system there are claims the paper hacked into mobile phones of families of terror victims. the paper is under fire for allegedly hacking into the phone messages of a missing teenager later found murdered. >>> a rare and deadly grizzly bear attack at yellowstone national park. park officials say a 57-year-old man and his wife were hiking yesterday and surprised a female bear and her cubs. the bear mauled the man and he died. his wife survived with cuts and bruises. >> this is the first time that there has been a bear caused human fatality in yellowstone in 25 years. >> bears have killed two other people in the area around yellowstone in just more than a year. >>> finally the perloined picasso, the drawing worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken tuesday from a gallery in san fra
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in britain's phone hacking scandal. this morning, a new arrest in the investigation of a man said to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after ho
faces the investigative news in britain, critical mass to look into murdoch's companies in the u.s. several lawmakers are calling for investigations into whether murdoch's tabloids hacked the phones of americans. powerful senator jay rockefeller is leading that charge. he's especially concerned over reports that 9/11 victims' phones were rockefeller is lead charge. he is concerned over reports that 9/11 victims were hacked, and his bet is that they will catch criminal stuff. >> you know the federal agencies will be going after this very hard, and we will, too. i mean, this is a -- it's really repugnant, you know, that one man can control so many. >> do you have specific information that americans -- that 9/11 victims had their phones hacked? >> we will find out. >> two victims of 9/11 families are participating. the daily mirror asserted appear new york private investigator said he was asked by news of the world journalists to hack victim's phones but turned down the job. it's not clear if the journalists were after phone records of american or british victims or both. owner of s
to solve the crisis, some in washington are beginning to feel the pain. let's britain in brian todd. what is going on? >> the debate got hotter, and the republicans railing against compromise have been very vocal, but there are questions about whether those who want to hold the line hold themselves to the same standard. they're the firebrand class, deficit hawks in congress some are tea party favts who rail at congress for past spending like mike lee of utah. >> congress for decades has been bearing our children and our grandchildren under a mountain of debt. >>> but according to recent disclosure forms, senator lee has racked up personal debt, at least $65,000 from a credit card and line of credit. the forms released last month show there are a few republicans demanding a hard line on cutting the nation's debt, but have plenty of debt on their own. taxpayers for common sense. >> i think this raises questions about are you walking the walk? >> reporter: senator lee's argument, you have to put this in context. an aide said the senator couldn't do an interview, but the aide pushed hard, say
. if they believe that that isn't the case, then again the aaa goes. one of the reasons, wolf, britain has embarked on this draconian austerity, they believed the market was going to blow up uk bonds. it was warned it was on a negative. the u.s. has been warned it's on a negative watch. and it hasn't managed to put together this deal yet to actually avoid default. so you've got to ask yourself, maybe the rating agencies are doing their job in actually warning that something is smelly under the hood. >> richard, how does the rest of the world see what's happening in the united states right now. you're in london. >> which word would you like many eto use? flabber gasterred, bewildered, horrified, alarmed, concerned? any one of them will do. what people are saying at the very top level, and they will not say it publicly yet, but if you talk to policymakers, they will say what the heck are they playing at over there in the u.s.? don't they realize they're playing with fire. wolf, remember back many lehman brother, what was so damaging was not just lehman brothers, it was the uncertainty, the dislocatio
what that music means? royal action for you on a friday morning. brita britain's duke and duchess of europe. cbs news reporter is in ottawa this morning, lucie van oldenbarneveld has more. >> reporter: thousands of very excited onlookers greeted the duke and duchess of cambridge and waiting hours to do so them and they sure didn't disappoint. prince william and catherine stepped off a canadian military plane early in the afternoon on thursday into brilliant sunshine and brisk winds an adoring crowd. >> oh, my heart stopped a beat! i was so excited! i was jumping and screaming! love them. >> reporter: after meeting prime minister stephen harper, their first stop was a national war memorial to lay a wreath and visit the troops. then a speech in french. william apologized for his language skills and promised he would get better. >> it will improve as we go on. >> reporter: a scheduled barbecue with 120 canadian volunteers were moved indoor because of the rain. there, the couple mingled with the crowd. kate who is not scheduled to speak publicly during the trip seemed to have plenty t
. the 27-year-old's publicist and friend tells britain's "the sun" newspaper, winehouse died alone in her bed. many are speculating her death is connected to her well chronicled substance abuse. mementos from mourners continue to pile up outside her london apartment. >>> a string of suspicious fires in california over the weekend. police are searching for an arsonist they believe set as many as 18 fires in north hollywood. the fires began in cars and spread to nearby buildings. police say no one has been hurt. >>> by the laws of the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. you may seal your vows with a kiss. >> and the wedding bells ringing nonstop since same-sex couples could legally marry in new york state. you're looking at the first couple to marry in new york city. phyllis and connie. they tied the knot at city clerk's office as a crowd of onlookers cheered. >> it was just so amazing. it's the only way i can describe it. i lost my breath and a few tears. it's indescribable. >> a handful of protesters gathered across the state claiming governor cuomo redefine marriage without g
another royal wedding in britain. the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what's sure to be a more down to earth affair than the last one we saw. we'll have the latest on the ceremony from scot land. >>> and we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a huge summer concert. journey will be live on our plaza a little later on. >> a lot to get to, but let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis and its impact on wall street. cn cnbc's melissa francis is watching the markets. good morning. apparently the markets do not like cliffhangers. >> no, absolutely not. traders are saying this morning it's time to consider the unthinkable, and that's that a deal in washington may not coming to. we saw the dow drop right out of the gate this morning. all through this crisis i've been talking to investors and ceos across the country and they've said they're not worried about it, a deal will come together at the last minute. when i skds, what's your contingency plan, most have said, i don't have one. now we're down to crunch time and the market is getting ner
, and then the second time by the tabloid, now shut down by britain's phone hacking scandal. the fbi has been looking into a report the "news of the world" reporters tried to hack into voice mails of victims of 9/11. 9/11 families will be briefed soon by attorney general eric holder and retired deputy chief jim riches will be attending that meeting. mr. riches, thank you for coming on. i know you lost your son, jim, who was also a firefighter. here's a photograph of your family. you lost him in the world trade center on 9/11. when you first heard of these initial reports of possible hacking, jim, what was your first thought? >> you know, i thought it was outrageous that anybody could possibly do this, unprofessional, unethical, families are suffering, we have to relive these painful memories, and for someone to go in and take last messages or whatever they were going to take and cause such pain so they could sell newspapers, it's horrible. we were outraged, called for an investigation by the fbi and department of justice, we are going to meet with eric holder and get the results of the investigation
in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republicans call that a scare tactic. meantime the senate's top republican floated a backup plan that woul
editor of news of the world and the first woman to run britain's biggest newspaper, shannon. finally, all of this, brooks has not been charged yet but all of this dose complicate matters intensely because she along with rupert murdoch and her son james are all set to testify before a parliamentary select committee this tuesday. that is the latest from london. back to you, shannon. >> shannon: amy kellogg,ing thank you very much. this is a fox news alert. egyptian state television says former president hosni mubarak is now in a coma. mubarak was strong armed out of office after the february uprisings that helped kick off the arab spring. all i know so far, the president is in a full coma. we will continue to try to gather more information on that and bring you the news as we get it. >>> iowa's governor says it is very likely texas governor rick perry will run for president. governor branstad says he gets the impression perry is likely to run. the hawkeye state holds the first in the nation presidential caucus in february of 2012. >>> businessman herman cain says a better business climate i
the top of the hour. a couple headlines. new twist in the scandal surrounding newspapers in britain owned by news international today. former prime minister gordon brown accused the sunday times of hiring criminals to obtain confidential information about his private life by hacking into his bank account. news international is owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. >>> and new video of riots in ireland that injured 22 police officers, catholics and protestants took to the streets with petro bombs and bricks. protestants were celebrating the battle victory over catholics. >>> brian, back to you. >> brian: talks resume today, congress about to go into a meeting in about ten minutes. but before she goes to that meeting, to her caucus, kathy mcmorris rogers, vice chairmanwoman of the house republican conference joins us now. congresswoman, in your estimation, the republicans have won the first -- for the first time in years, won the women's vote this time. why did they? >> the reason that the republicans won the women's vote is because women all across this country saw where pre
at least seven others. outrage from britain over this video shown on libyan state television. it was taken at a pro gadhafi rally. the man in the wheelchair is a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie, scotland. he was released from a scott turn prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds when doctors said he didn't have long to live. today that medical advice was called "worthless "and his release a great mistake. the recently merged continental and united airlines had to cancel so many flights today because of so many pilots calling in sick. the mysterious epidemic comes as contract negotiations with the pilots union drags on. jeopardy host alex trebek was hurt while chasing a burglar out of his san francisco hotel room. he ruptured his achilles tendon while trying to catch the cull print. lucinda moyers is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. do you know how old alex trebek is? >> no. how old? >> 71. >> that old? really? he looks great. >> well, he's a crime-fighting dude. >> i can't say the same for the mug shot of that woman. >> looks like li
. in this country and in great britain as well, we have what's called the litigation privilege. a fancy phrase meaning whatever you say in a courtroom or whatever you say in furtherance of what goes on in the courtroom, could be in a judge's chambers. could be in a conference room is absolutely privileged meaning it cannot form the basis for litigation. if that were not so, then these trials would never end and people would always sue others for what they said during the course of the trial. also if that were not so, it might inhibit people from answering truthfully a question put to them in the courtroom. now, this is a little bit unusual because it came from the mouth of the lawyer. whatever lawyers say in the courtroom cannot form the basis of a lawsuit. where did he get this from? did he make this up or did she tell him to say this? if he made it up, he committed an ethics violation but that's between him and the ethics prosecutors in florida. if she gave him information on which to base this outrageous claim, then he's not only permitted to do it but he exercised his judgment and decided
britain's best selling sunday paper because of a phone hacking scandal. message on the paper's website read "this newspaper is truly sorry." allegation surfaced that the paper's pleas hacked in voice mail and paid police for information. news corp. is also the parent company of fox news channel. >>> it is the last day in america for the royal newlyweds. they have another very busy one. duke and duchess of cambridge are making time for the arts. william and kathryn will visit inner city arts, program in the heart of los angeles that provides arts education for at-risk kids. after that, the royal cup will head to a job fair for service members that aim to help find work for troops returning to civilian life. last night they attended a hollywood fundraiser and prescription william put on his polo gear and scored four goals in a charity polo match in santa barbara. >>> a strong earthquake jolted japan but luckily a tsunami warning has been canceled. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near the city of "fox news sundayof sendai.but no damage w. the nuclear plant was danieled in the earlier qua
to congress about using performance enhancing drugs. >> meanwhile, more fallout from britain's news of the world newspaper hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has now resigned as chief executive of our parent company's british newspaper unit, news corp., just one of the recent hacking scandals. this morning, we're finding out that the pentagon suffered one of its largest hacking events ever. a cyber theft of more than 24,000 files. the pentagon says they were stolen by a foreign government. joining us right now is a man who knows about it, bob dylan snyder, the head of the new york based group and used to run one of the biggest p.r. firms in the country. good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> fine, thank you very much. what do you make of this particular hacking scandal of the news of the world? >> the news of the world is a hacking scandal. it can't be denied. the issue is why are so many piling on at this point? we know it's a hacking scandal. shouldn't we get beyond it and deal with the issue of hacking. citicorp has been hacked into it. insurance companies have been hacked
edward island as paul harrison of britain's sky news reports. >> reporte >> reporter: swapping designer jacket for life jacket. kate was keen to show her husband who really wears the trousers in this modern relationship, as the couple went head-to-head in a dragon boat race. as the newlyweds fought for bragging rights in their first public tussle of one upmanship. by a nose it was william who conquered. back on the same stretch of water, william was keen to prove he was a sea king in more ways than one. a search and rescue pilots, the dukes at home have control of these helicopters. this is water birding. flight lieutenant william wales has never landed on water before. but he got it right, first time. soon, it looked like he was showing off. if there was any question about the duke of cambridge's abilities at the controls of a sea king helicopter, this proves he's a dab hand and he's got one maneuver on his colleagues who've never landed on water like he has. watching from the sidelines, kate, on the other side of the camera for once. the duke may have felt he was the main billing at t
to get a new contract. great britain is cracking down on air brushing. banning two new make-up ads. their advertising authority believes the photoshopping in julia roberts and christie turlington's foundation ad is misleading. loreal admits to retouching the women but they still lead to achievable results. i'll stay on this story. >> thank you very much, brian. track that down. the impasse of the budget crisis continues, house speaker john boehner is now urging its fellow republicans to get in line and support his plan. but should the g.o.p. stay strong or save their powder for the 2012 election? we have juan williams, fox news contributor and author of a great new book and didi binke republican political strategist. good morning. juan, let me start with you. you were of the opinion that even though the tea party members got to washington on a message "we will not waiver." we are going to do our best to cut things. you say they need to compromise now or else we could be heading right into the gutter. >> well, there's no question they put the economy at risk but here's the good news
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election as we've been talking about it, it is the economy and the struggling job market. both president obama and the republican contenders
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